Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm Not Dead.

Last week I took an unscheduled bloggy hiatus.  Why?


Because this Mama Is Losin' It.   Lately I've been a Not So Stay-At-Home-Mom.  And for the past few days I've been Buried With Children.  My life feels as if it's been a Seven Clown Circus. All the Mindless Junque in my life has kept me from being able to Escape Into My Thoughts.  I literally stand on my front porch, shouting, "Welcome to the Nut House!"  That's what this place feels like right about now.

I'm Not Your Average Soccer Mom.  Not by a long shot.  

All I really wanna do is stop for a moment.  Enjoy some Sunshine & Lemonade.  There's this desperate need to celebrate my Handful of Life.  (OK, my 2 girls are not really a handful.  Most days.)  And I really want to return to My Version of Sanity, which is hanging out with my blog pals, of course.  I want to Live. Love. And Eat.  And surely I have enough Pocket Change to make this happen.  Heck, I've earned it over the past week.  

This morning I woke up and said, "This is the Day..."  Because it is.  Psalm 118:24 tells us "this is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it."  I am taking the time to rejoice and be glad, because it's a welcome change from all the whining and sighing and busyness of late.  

I've missed all of you.  I really and truly have.  Tomorrow I'll post pictures of where I've been...what I've been doing...whom I've been hanging out with.  Because in between the whining and sighing and busyness, I've also had a lot of fun.  

In the meantime, please head over to Heather's and read this post, if you haven't yet.  She explains, with such grace and clarity, what I am unable to at this juncture.  

I hate being too busy.  And the harder I work, the worse I look.  
(I think her vitamin is really a martini.  Is all I'm sayin'...)


25 comments:

Kat said...

Look at all that linky love! And I so understand the lack of blogging. My life seems to take over. But it is surely nothing blog worthy. So I have been reading about everyone else's antics while I hide from my children...

Kristina P. said...

I've missed my Lula! Yay for being back.

Jen said...

I just have to say that I loved this post! You are just too fabulous for words. I can't wait to see what you have been up too.
I was a bit worried that your typing fingers were swollen for good. And now if you will excuse me I have some wine and ice cream with my name on it.
And Lula says, Amen!

Shannon said...

Am loving this.

Am loving you.

Talk to you soon...

Swirl Girl said...

Just look at all the linky love you're spreading!

While you're at it : Swirl with this Girl!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Totally awesome post!

Vicki said...

Very cute! I feel your pain and I myself need to come up with a stronger vitamin than coke...a cola that is. My motto right now is "I'm not suffering from insanity, I'm enjoying every minute of it." Maybe a shopping trip in the DC area is in order?

Amy said...

OH how I have missed you and I just KNEW you'd come back with an awesome post such as this!

Can I get a margarita on the rocks instead of that martini? :D

Tony C said...

Clever as always...

You have been missed but enjoy the girls while you can. Teenage years will be here before you know it.

Em said...

I'm impressed!! Those linky posts always stump me.

So glad there was lots of fun in there somewhere, can't wait to see the pictures.

I'll have what she's having...

Live.Love.Eat said...

This was adorable Lula and so worth the wait (especially since you gave me linky love)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It seems it's going 'round, this life thing and less blogging. But I have to say, I got glad for you once I saw you blogging a few days a week rather than EVERY DAY. I know it was hard for me so I cut down and now I feel less pressure!!! Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Amy said...

Glad you're back!

Melissa said...

I so love you. You would look cute holding a snotty kleenex in one hand while cooking kid cuisine with the other. Precious. Just. Precious.
You have been missed. But, as you can see by all our Blog titles, we understand. Yes. We. Understand.

Brandy said...

I'd prefer a stiff drink over these sucky ass vitamins I take.

Take your time. You're so fab that I'd wait a years for ya'. Well as long as you don't expect my old ass to have a witty comeback at that time.

angie said...

This is THE most clever way to say you've been busy I've EVER seen. And probably likely ever will.

I have MISSED you.

Can't wait to see what you've been up to, and what was the event with the yellow shoes?

Heather said...

How on earth do you come up with this stuff? You are so clever. How long did it take to do all those links?

I got my post up, finally.

Did you get my message yesterday? Are the girls missing us? 'Cause we're missing you!

Bekah said...

breathe
bathe
that's all

Elena said...

You are so clever! What a cute post! And we all understand, summers are just this way. Soon enough, we'll all be together again on those long cold days, waiting and longing for the business of summer to return.

CaraBee said...

How clever you are! I have missed your wit terribly, but I totally understand about the busy. A few things going on around here, too.

Can't wait to see the pictures!

Btw, did you get my Paula picture? Yes, I saw her. Yes, she was divine.

Mama Kat said...

This post must have taken you a year...which makes up for all the lack of posting and what not. I LOVE it!!! And might I add you have quite the taste in blog reading if I do say so myself...and I do.

Caroline said...

Thanks for some big love mama. I've missed you and need to call you to see what's shakin'. My belly's shakin' these days. Can you believe we'll be 7 months preggo on Saturday. October's just around the co'na. Hopefully we'll get to meet up with Sissy (unless that's where you've been in which case I'll kill you myself). Can't wait to hear of your latest escapades.

Mariah said...

Oy, well said... it's hard to keep up and as great as summer is, I'm about ready for it to be over and have some normalcy back

one sassy girl said...

Hey Lula,
Couldn't find your email so I'll just tell you here I gave you an award because your blog cracks me up! Check it out here:
http://www.hotpieceofsass.com

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Love you. Miss you. Thanks for praying for me. Someday I will post again too.

Marrdy said...

Now that is really an awesome post. How fun to include your friends. You should be careful though, you could become a Krazy Kat Lady!! LOL